For a little while there it seemed that Nicki Minaj was only going to drop pop joints for public consumption, but every now and again the femcee goes back to her roots and showcases her lyrical prowess by giving us a bit of bragaddacio, as well as an opportunity to vent her frustrations on a track. That’s what “Freedom,” is supposed to be doing for the listener, while the video, which she dropped yesterday, is just supposed to be visually appealing for the eyes, with Nicki dressed in frilly dresses, a crown, ornate accessories and letting the wind blow through her hair. The video was done by Colin Tilley and it’s definitely colorless and more melancholy than anything she has put together in the past. I’m actually feeling it, though I could have lived without the Jesus comparisons (“They’ll never thank me for opening doors
But they ain’t even thank Jesus when he died on the cross”), but she wouldn’t be the first musician to do such a thing, so it is what it is. Either way though, the song (especially the beat) is pretty good, and the video is a nice change of pace after watching people walk around in panties past a technicolor-looking background (a la, the video “The Boys”). “Freedom” is off of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, which was released yesterday. But what do you think of the video? Give it a chance, you might dig it. Let us know what you think below.
So is it a pass or play for you?